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Elvina

Elvina Baby Ibru was born on the 22nd of May 1972 in Lagos, Nigeria. Her love for the arts started as far back as she can remember, due to the fact that her late mother Mrs. Elsie Nelly Michael Ibru was an avid fan of the arts as a whole and introduced her child to the magical world of musical theatre at a very early age. Elvina realized she had a flair for acting when at the age of 8, while in boarding school in England, she was assigned by her dramatic arts teacher to take her grade one speech and drama examination (an examination that is normally taken by 11yr olds!) She passed the examination with distinction (the only student to have ever achieved that at her school) and her teacher realized that she had a prodigy in her hands. The rest as they say is history. From that time till the end of her secondary school career she participated and excelled in all areas of the arts, she succeeded in attaining her grades 1 to 8 and teacher’s certificate in speech and drama; grades 1 to 5 in piano and was the chairman of her school’s public speaking team which eventually became the National public speaking team. She won several competitions locally and nationally and became quite a celebrity in Kent County where her school was situated. As much as she denied her craving to enter the world of musical theatre fully (she claimed that she wanted to become a barrister,) she could no longer deny her love for the theatre when in 1989 she auditioned to get into the largest and most prestigious theatre youth group in England called The National Youth Music Theatre.) Nineteen thousand youths auditioned, twenty-four got in and Elvina was one of them, alongside the now extremely famous Jude Law. Elvina was hooked and finally gave into her heart and at the age of 18 after her Advanced level studies, she auditioned and bagged a place at the famous London Academy of Performing Arts where after three years, she graduated with honours and the classical prize in her pocket. After graduating, she was fortunate enough to have a very successful career in the West-End of London, performing at theatres such as the ‘The Old Vic’, ‘The Lyric’ and the ‘Lyceum Theatre’. She ended her career in radio, with the British Broadcasting Cooperation (BBC), when she decided to go back to the university. Three years later, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from Webster University, London. She immediately flew back to her beloved Nigeria and started trying to make a difference in the world of the arts there. Throughout her career in Nigeria, she has been involved in broadcasting, performance in music, theatre and film and eventually she opened her own production house called 2wice As Nice limited. The company specializes in producing documentaries,concerts, events and television shows including the highly successful first ever series of Idols West Africa, alongside Freemantle Media (the owners of the product) and MNET(Africa’s top cable television network). Her hobbies includes swimming, reading and of course, going to the theatre. She is a happily single mother of a beautiful baby boy called Elisha.She's on air at 9pm on weekdays for Mellow Magic

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